Weather warning for heavy rain

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain as a low-pressure system moves across the island, upsetting plans for the weekend.

A warning for severe thunderstorms came into effect from 11 am on Friday until 7 o’clock in the evening.

Yellow warnings are issued for conditions that do not pose an immediate threat to the general population but only to those exposed to the prevailing weather.

According to the Department of Meteorology, the intensity of the rain is expected to be between 35 and 55 millimetres per hour, with the possibility of hail.

Drivers have been warned to take extra care on the roads.

The wet weather will mainly affect inland areas and the mountains.

According to KitasWeather, a low-pressure weather system will affect the island until the end of the month with localised thunderstorms, which will be more intense on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, maximum temperatures will rise to around 21 degrees Celsius and around 11°C degrees in the higher mountains.

Night temperatures will drop to 9°C inland, 11°C on the coast and 3°C in the highest peaks.

On Saturday, rain and local storms are expected, while local phenomena are likely to be intense.

Sunday will be warmer as temperatures start to pick up again, to reach the seasonal average of 25°C next week.